AES New York 2009
Workshop W15

Sunday, October 11, 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm

W15 - Blu-ray as a High Resolution Audio Format for Stereo and Surround

Stefan Bock, msm-studios - Germany
Gary Epstein, Dolby - USA
Tom McAndrew, DTS - USA
Johannes Müller, msm-studios - Germany
Ronald Prent, Galaxy Studios - Belgium

The decision for the Blu-ray disc as the only HD packaged media format also offering up to 8 channels of uncompressed high resolution audio has at least eliminated one of the obstacles of getting high-res stereo and surround sound music to the market. The concept of utilizing Blu-ray as a pure audio format will be explained and Blu-ray will be positioned as successor to both SACD and DVD-A. The operational functionality and a double concept of making it usable both with and without screen will be demonstrated by showing some products that are already on the market.